Course Start Date
11 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate II in Horticulture is the place to start your career as a horticulture assistant in a skills shortage industry. Get your hands dirty as you learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens, assist in soil sampling and nurture plants back to health.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through your course work, you will learn the fundamentals in horticulture:
- Plant recognition
- Pest and disease control
- Propagation techniques
- Understanding soil characteristics
- Pruning techniques
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to get ahead in this field:
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Develop your communications skills
- Manage competing priorities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- Nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
- A strong foundation to go further with a Certificate III Apprenticeship
Our graduates go on to roles such as:
- Garden labourer
- Landscape and garden labourer
- Horticulture assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
To fast track becoming a fully qualified horticulturist, you can go on to higher level study:
- Certificate III in Horticulture (Apprentice options available)
- Certificate IV in Horticulture
- Diploma of Horticulture
The NSW Skills List identifies a skills shortage in horticulture workers across NSW. As our population grows so too does the demand for food, fibre and green living spaces.
Horticulture specialists work to ease urban heat and its impacts on health, as well as supporting the increasing demands in revegetation.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a Flexible Part time course. You will need to attend approximately 1 day per term, face to face workshop for 18 months. As well as the workshop component, you will need to complete approximately 11 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours and including research, practicing assessment skills in a horticultural area.
Students must have access to a horticultural area to complete practical components of this course.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
Have a love for horticulture and want to gain skills in that area to be able complete further study or gain employment in the Horticulture industry.
Central to learner progress is a one day workshop at the TAFE campus each term (a total of six days during the course) most likely a Saturday, where students have the opportunity to review challenging topics with their teacher, as well as complete various assessment tasks. The campus location for the workshop may change depending on what suits the majority of students, or it may be rotated each term. The first workshop will be held at TAFE NSW Leeton. If there are sufficient enrolments, more than one location for each workshop may be considered.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. This course is distance delivery with workshop attendance at TAFE NSW
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCNSY201||Pot up plants|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCPCM202||Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCPGD202||Prepare and maintain plant displays|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCTRF204||Support turf establishment|
|AHCIRG217||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations|
|TLID1001||Shift materials safely using manual handling methods|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in workplace communications|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Enrol Now
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